Research Papers on Sociological Theories

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  • Social Learning and Albert Bandura's Determinants Concepts

    In a research paper consisting of five pages Bandura's concepts in terms of antecedent, consequent and reciprocal determinants are explored with examples provided. There is no bibliography included.

  • Social Learning Theory in '8 Ball Chicks'

    This paper of 5 pages features research on female gangs and the application of social learning theories, specifically considering self-fulfillment, imitation, reinforcement, and secondary reinforcement. The author offers no solutions to the problem of girl gangs but holds society accountable. There is 1 bibliographic source.

  • Social Work, Sexuality, and Gender

    In five pages this paper discusses current literature on the topic of social work and cultural concepts associated with gender and sexuality. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Children in Day Care and Accepted Child Development Theories

    A paper in which the author observes child development in a day care setting. The author cites the theories of Erickson, Plaget, and Freud in addition to his own observations. This five page paper has four sources listed in the bibliography.

  • The Elderly and Driving Behavior

    A gerontological issue that is relevant in today's society involves driving. This paper examines studies on driving as it respects elderly adults. There are fifteen sources listed in the bibliography of this eleven page paper.

  • Nature, Nurture, and Individual Behavior

    In five pages this paper discusses how a behavior is determined by nurture in an examination of the 'nature vs. nurture' argument. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Erving Goffman's Dramaturgical Approach to Human Interaction

    A 7 page research paper that discusses Erving Goffman, one of the twentieth century's most influential sociologists, who developed and supported a dramaturgically oriented approach to explaining the world of human interaction and behavior (De Boer, 1994). This approach to sociology holds promise in regards to both understanding the nature of human behavior in everyday life and also in regards to utilizing this perspective within the context of cultural and art experiences that are designed to have a positive impact on public participation in the arts. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun: A Sociology Paper

    Within four pages, symbolic interactionism is looked at with the music video for Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun as an example. There are two references included.

  • Extremist Attitudes/General Strain Theory

    This paper provides analysis of Nivette, Eisner, and Ribeaud (2017), and general strain theory as an influence of collective strain among a diverse sample of Swiss adolescents, which focused on the manner in which strain affected their support of violent extremism. Four pages in length, two sources are cited.

  • Samuel M. Wilson's 'The Emperor's Giraffe'

    Cultural assimilation is the focus of this 5 page paper, as Wilson theorizes that cultural clashes often lead to common ground and evolve into assimilation. There is 1 additional source in the bibliography.

  • Two Theories, Domestic Violence

    This paper pertains to two theories that explain the causation of domestic violence, feminist theory and the social-ecological model. Four pages in length, four sources are cited.

  • How Do ‘Identity’ And ‘Obsolescence’ Contribute To This Continual Change In the Fashion?

    This 7 page paper considers the following quote “Fashion is dress in which the key feature is rapid and continual changing of styles” and discusses this with reference to the ideas of identity and obsolescence. The paper is written using a range of examples to show how fashion has developed proactively and reactively to these influences. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

  • Methodologies of Sociological Research

    In seven pages this paper examines rational utilitarian and conflict sociological research theory methodologies.

  • Social Systems Theory and Foster Care

    In thirteen pages this paper applies social systems theory to foster care in a discussion of among other topics why school performance by children who are in foster care is usually subpar. Ten sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Social Constructivism in The Politics Of Readjustment Vietnam Veterans Since The War by Wilbur J. Scott and Thinking About Social Problems An Introduction To Constructionist Perspective by Donileen R. Loseke

    In nine pages these texts are discussed as they pertain to social constructivism. There are no other sources listed.

  • Karl Marx and the Criticism of Karl Popper

    In four pages this paper discusses how the concepts of Karl Marx were criticized by theorist and philosopher Karl Popper. Five sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Overview of Three Sociological Theories

    This paper discusses social control theory, labeling theory and differential association theory, offering a brief overview. Four pages in length, three sources are cited.

  • The Baseball 'Business' from a Sociological Perspective

    In six pages baseball economics and the influence of capitalism on high player salaries are examined through the social theories of Weber, Durkheim, and Marx. There are four bibliographic sources cited.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Theories on Leadership

    In eight pages this paper discusses Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a consideration of such leadership theories as charismatic, transformational, leader member exchange, path and goal, contingency, and situational. Six sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Vera Drake

    A 4 page sociological review of the film Vera Drake. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Psychosocial Behavioral Theory of Erik Erikson Applied to Rosa Parks

    In seven pages this paper applies the psychosocial development theory of Erik Erikson to Rosa Park's remaining seated on the segregated Montgomery public bus on December 1, 1955, which led to the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Sociological Theories and Mass Media

    This research paper pertains to the way in which media influences society from the conflict, structural functionalist and symbolic interactionist perspectives. The writer's analysis argues that insight gained can inform personal behavior and the way in which individuals interact with media messages. Seven pages in length, five sources are cited.

  • John Gray's Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus A Practical Guide for Improving Communication and Getting What You Want in Your Relationship

    In five pages this paper discusses how the popular 1992 best selling text by John Gray's does not have the power or the relevance it once did. Fourteen sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • A Sociological Analysis of Religion

    This four page paper looks at religion in society with the use of three sociological paradigms. Three sources appear in the reference list.

  • Self Presentation and Self Image

    In 7 pages this paper examines the development of self esteem and self images as they relate to techniques of self presentation. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Using socially Oriented Media by Youth

    This 3 page paper gives an overview of some positive and negative parts of social media use. This paper includes things such as addiction and neglecting everyday life as outcomes of too much use. Bibliography list 4 sources.

  • Social Work and Concept of Systemic Thinking

    The ways in which therapists and social workers can apply systemic thinking concepts are discussed in 6 pages.

  • Society and Tattooing and Body Piercing

    In a paper consisting of five pages sociological perspectives are utilized in an examination of the trends of body piercing and tattooing and include symbolic interactionism, the functionalist school, and the conflict perspective. Seven sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Media Prophet and Renaissance Man Marshall McLuhan

    In seven pages this paper examines the complexities and misconceptions surrounding Canadian media theorist Marshall McLuhan. Four sources are cited in the bibliography.

  • Media Role, Urbanization, and Community

    In four pages the impact of urbanization is examined within the context of ever changing city perceptions and speculates on the role media plays in the reestablishment of the community concept. Three sources are cited in the bibliography.


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